to put it another way(redirected from put another way a phrase introducing a restatement of what)
to put it another way
To rephrase something; to express something in a different way. This is a set phrase, so the verb is not conjugated. I'm afraid your sales figures haven't been in line with the figures generated by our estimates. To put it another way, Tom, your performance has been really underwhelming. The universe is huge and uncaring to our choices or ambitions. To put it another, more optimistic way, our fates are ours to decide for ourselves.
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to put it another wayand put another way
a phrase introducing a restatement of what someone, usually the speaker, has just said. Father: You're still very young, Tom. To put it another way, you don't have any idea about what you're getting into. John: Could you go back to your own room now, Tom? I have to study. Put another way, get out of here! Tom: Okay, okay. Don't get your bowels in an uproar!
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